Training Guide: Step by Step
Click each part to see the specific video.
· Shikin hara mitsu daikomyo – A strong heart = a strong mind; there is always the possibility of enlightenment in every experience.
· Onegai shimasu – Please (have a good training session / train us).
· Domo arigato gozai masu – Thank you very much.
Godai (big 5)
chi = earth, sui = water, ka = fire, fu = wind, ku = void
Kihon Happo (8 Basics / 8 Directions)
· Ura gyaku – inside wrist reverse
· Omote gyaku – outside wrist reverse
· Hon gyaku – hurts reverse
· Ganseki nage – rock throw
· Musha dori – snake arm
· Ichimonji no kata – straight line
· Jumonji no kata – character 10
· Hichio no kata – flying bird
Kamae No Kata (Postures)
• Fudo – fist
• Shuto – sword hand
• Bushi – thumb
• Shaken – knuckles
• Shuko – claw
• Ippon ken – thumb knuckle
• Tetsui – hammer fist
• Sanchin – 3 finger strike
• Kakato – heel
• Kikaku – forehead
• Empi – elbow
• Ihen – toe kick
• Hiza – knee
One minute of rolls
5 techniques using ukemi (rolls)
1. 2 hand grab: musha dori + back roll yoko nagare (leg extended back roll).
2. punch: outside block, roll forward at 45° and shuto his calf on passing.
3. kick: yoko nagare block + back roll.
4. kick: outside block, slide block arm under leg & turn up to catch leg in crevice of elbow, then leg bar w/ other arm & force leg & opponent straight down to ground & roll over & away.
5. punch: inside block + outside back arm swing + arm bar to ground on his stomach + roll across back.
6. punch: inside block, roll away at a 135° from your inside lead hand.
7. punch: inside block, yoko nagare his lead leg and roll back.
8. 2 hand grab: 2 hand grab opponent, yoko nagare (straight leg roll) down and throw opponent over, using knee for additional support. Once over, drive heel into his chest. Do not let go.
9. 2 hand grab: 2 hand grab back, fall back, brace foot on opponent’s chest & pull him over you. Let go to allow his momentum to carry him forward.
- John 3:16 (recite by memory)
- Spiritual/ethical/moral course (recommended, but not yet required)
- Read book “Ninjutsu: History and Tradition” by Masaaki Hatsumi
- Watch video “Intro to Togakure Ryu School of Taijutsu” by Masaaki Hatsumi
- Gradings always require a 50% attendance rate, or better.